Senator Abiola Ajimobi, the governor of Oyo State has been commended by the Director General, DAWN Commission, Mr Seye Oyeleye for deeming it fit to establish the Technical University, Ibadan.
The Development Agenda for Western Nigeria (DAWN Commission) boss gave this commendation during an exclusive interview with PMParrot in his Cocoa House, Ibadan office recently.
Oyeleye submitted that with the establishment of the Technical University which is the very first in West Africa, the rate of youths’ unemployablity will be reduced.
Said the technocrat “Governor Ajimobi’s move has placed Oyo State on a different pedestal. He has set a pace for others to follow. Youths will not just get educated, they will now be educated to be useful to themselves and the nation.
“In Germany they don’t welcome paper certificate, they prefer graduates with skills. The establishment of The Technical University, Ibadan by the Oyo State Government is a very good achievement and I praise whoever gave the Governor the idea.
“Presently we are training students on how to write computer codes, this year in Lagos, we are training youths and retraining them. My belief is that any youth that is empowered and has something upstairs will not be available at all for anybody, including politicians to be used for dirty jobs.
“A youth that has a skill and small scale project at hand will not be ready to carry out hatchet man’s job for politicians for N1,000. He will ask questions. This will in turn sanitize our politics. As you can see, the bar is being raised in the South West already”.
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